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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 • Posted December 5, 2012

We are thrilled to be added to the First Friday Art Walk this week, and we have a wide variety of art to be seen. We have high school art, elementary art, Nadine Eby’s ( the Artist of the Month) display, some of Laverne Lee’s works, and the Quilt of the Month, not to mention the marquetry, “Children of the World” quilt, oil paintings, and embroidered “Wildflowers” panel. Drop on by from 3:00-6:00—you’ll be glad you did!

NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries)


Greater Yes

Home for the Holidays

The Road to Christmas/Recipe for a Perfect Christmas

Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus

Christmas with a Capital C

Santa Claus is Coming to Town/The Little Drummer Boy

Christmas Lodge

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer/Frosty the Snowman

Santa Baby

Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure

Four Christmases


White Gardenia by Belinda Alexandra (CD F ALE)

Judgment Calls by Alafaire Burke (CD F BUR)


Buscando a Papa Noel vi Richard Paul Evans (S F EVA)

A cualquier precio vi David Baldacci (S F BAL)

Zorro vi Isabel Allende (S F ALL)

Una noche mágica vi Lisa Kleypas (S F KLE)

Clifford primera Navidad vi Norman Bridwell (S E BRI)

Feliz Navidad, Jorge el curioso vi Margret and H.A. Rey (S E REY)


Custer by Larry McMurtry (921 CUS)

How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough (372.21 TOU)


Baby’s First Christmas

Jingle Bugs

Merry Christmas, Little One

Babar and Father Christmas


Back to Blood by Tom Wolfe (F WOL)

“In Miami, a melting pot full of hard cases who just won’t melt, a Cuban mayor, a black police chief, a hot young reporter who went to Yale, black drug dealers clashing with Cuban cops and more, Officer Nestor Camacho meets constant challenges.”

An Angel for Christmas by Heather Graham (F GRA)

“Christmas has never brought out the best in the MacDougal family, but they still gather together in the Blue Ridge Mountains. This year they’ve never felt less like a family, then a mysterious stranger appears. . .”

Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich (F EVA Plu.19)

“New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is certain of three truths: People don’t just vanish into thin air. Never anger old people. And don’t do what Tiki tells you to do.”

Heroes Proved by Oliver North (F NOR)

“The year is 2032, and the president claims America is now safe from terror. Progressives cut the US Armed Forces to the bone. But when Houston is targeted by suicide bombers and America’s top physicist is kidnapped, the attack sends shock waves around the globe.”

The Giving Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini (F CHI Elm. 20)

“The week after Thanksgiving is “Quiltsgiving,” a time to commence a season of generosity. Quilters gather for a special session to make quilts for Project Linus, a project giving quilts to children in need.”

The Forgotten by David Baldacci (F BAL)

“Army Special agent John Puller is the best there is. Now he has a new case—but this time, the crime is personal: His aunt has been found dead in Paradise, Florida.”

Cold Light by Jenn Ashworth (F ASH)

“A dark tale with a surreal edge, Cold Light follows two fourteen-year-old girls, best friends, as they confront the dangers of a predatory adult world where truth is cruelly sacrificed in the name of innocence.”

Tucker’s Reckoning by Ralph Compton (WF COM)

“Ever since he lost his wife and daughter, Samuel Tucker has wandered, drunk and bereft of a reason to go on. Now he secretly watches as two men gun down a third. After they leave, he takes the dead man’s pistol and heads for the next town.”

Sister by Rosamund Lupton (F LUP)

“When her mom calls to tell her that Tess, her younger sister, is missing, Bee returns home to London. But then Tess is found dead, apparently by her own hand. Bee is certain the Tess didn’t commit suicide, and single-mindedly searches for a killer.”

People of the Black Sun by Kathleen O’Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear (F GEA Lon.4)

“Set in the 1300s largely in what is now Alabama And Mississippi, thiscomplex novel tracks three wanderers’ quest to create peace in violent times.”

An Amish Christmas: Four novellas by Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, Barbara Cameron & Kelly Long


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